Liga MX

Chivas willing to give up vacation time in order to play the Clausura 2020

The Liga MX is still trying to find a solution to play out the Clausura 2020 that was postponed after week 10 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chivas willing to give up vacation time in order to play the Clausura 2020
Antonio Hidalgo MEXSPORT

The Liga MX is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic and league bosses are trying to find a solution to be able to restart Clausura 2020 that was postponed at the end of week 10. With seven games left of the regular season and 6 more of playoffs one solution would be to make the semester shorter.

No vacations to get Clausura 2020 finished

Another solution has been proposed by Chivas defender Antonio Briseño, who said that his teammates are willing to give up their vacation time so Clausura 2020 can go as scheduled after the Covid-19 pandemic is lifted in Mexico.

“We all need to come together in order for this to work. Just like all doctors are helping each other, the soccer players from the Liga MX should do the same and unite. We have to sacrifice something in times like this and giving up our vacations should not be a problem. This is the lifestyle of a professional soccer player because this is what we love to do,” said Briseño.

Antonio Briseño hosted a video conference from his house to talk to the media in the middle of the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic that is affecting the world and the country he lives in, Mexico. The defender insisted that no soccer player should be mad if their vacations are canceled because they have a lot of privileges, including their high salaries.

“Even though no soccer player should complain if we give up our vacation to continue with the Clausura 2020, I do understand if someone opposes the idea because some of them play a lot of games throughout the year and they need time to recuperate.”

“Now the players that didn’t play a lot could fill in for the ones that have a lot of minutes but I am sure that we all have a competitive set of mind that no one will care if we play two semesters back-to-back.”

His proposal could help league executives who are trying to reschedule the second half of the tournament but for the moment Briseño thinks that there should be no rush in returning because the health of everyone comes first.

“We should return when the authorities give us the green light, not before. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed an entire year so the league should take its time to reschedule the rest of the games. Also I want to add that everyone wants to finish the Clausura 2020 in its entirety because there is too much money involved so the 13 games that are left (including playoffs) need to be played,” concluded the video conference from Briseño from his residence.